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    Author(s): A. L. Riley
    Date: 1989
    Source: In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 485-490
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    In 1982 a coalition of neighborhood and environmental organizations used a community organizing strategy of the early 1960's, referred to as "advocacy planning" to substantially redesign a traditional structural type of joint federal and local flood control project on Wildcat and San Pablo Creeks in North Richmond, California. Using a combination of foundation and other funding, the coalition designed their own water project that would preserve and restore the riparian values of these two highly urban creeks and would not only meet the important objective of reducing flood damages but would also retain the pair of streams as an important community resource. The advocacy planning process developed into consensus planning, in which all the government agencies and parties with an interest in the project formed a design team and arrived at a very different sort of flood control project. The project provides a useful model for both project design innovations and creates a design process which can have significant influence on the salvaging of natural riparian environments.

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    Riley, A. L. 1989. The Wildcat-San Pablo Creek Flood Control Project and Its Implications for the Design of Environmentally Sensitive Flood Management Plans. In: Abell, Dana L., Technical Coordinator. 1989. Proceedings of the California Riparian Systems Conference: protection, management, and restoration for the 1990s; 1988 September 22-24; Davis, CA. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-110. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; p. 485-490

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